Philadelphia Flyers (23-22-8) at Montreal Canadiens (34-15-3)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 10, 2015, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Montreal Canadiens -177 / Philadelphia Flyers +160 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens meet Tuesday night at the Bell Centre.
The Philadelphia Flyers are climbing up the standings with wins in five of their last six games. The Flyers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Philadelphia Flyers have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Wayne Simmonds leads Philly with 19 goals, Jakub Voracek has 41 assists and Claude Giroux has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Steve Mason has allowed 72 goals on 962 shots faced and Ray Emery has given up 55 goals on 482 shots.
The Montreal Canadiens are also on a hot streak with wins in seven of their last nine games. The Canadiens are averaging 2.6 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Montreal Canadiens have scored three power play goals in their last six games and have won 13 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Max Pacioretty leads Montreal with 24 goals, P.K. Subban has 25 assists and Tomas Plekanec has 153 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canadiens are allowing 2.2 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Carey Price has allowed 85 goals on 1,256 shots faced and Dustin Tokarski has given up 27 goals on 321 shots.
The Flyers are 8-21 in their last 29 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic. The Canadiens are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 42-18 in their last 60 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.
While the Flyers are playing decent hockey recently, they're flat out awful on the road. That's likely not going to change in Montreal, one of the toughest places to win. As long as you don't mind the chalk, go ahead and take the Canadiens to get the victory.